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U.S. to endure another day below freezing before relief comes

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 10:07am
(Reuters) - The bitter cold that has gripped much of the United States since the new year will last another day, forecasters said on Sunday, predicting an end to a frigid spell that featured a "bomb cyclone" snowstorm and frozen iguanas falling from trees in Florida.

With renewed vigor, U.S. top court scrutinizes curbs on voting

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 7:35am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Government officials across the United States try to maintain accurate voter rolls by removing people who have died or moved away. But a case coming before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday explores whether some states are aggressively purging voter rolls in a way that disenfranchises thousands of voters.

Brutal cold snap stuns East Coast after blizzard

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 4:08am
BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A shroud of bone-chilling arctic air covered the U.S. East Coast and Midwest on Saturday, creating dangerous conditions as tens of millions of people struggled to clean up from a blizzard that dumped deep, drifting snow in many areas earlier this week.

One winning ticket sold in $570 million Powerball jackpot

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 1:25am
(Reuters) - One Powerball ticket purchased in New Hampshire matched all six numbers for Saturday's estimated $570 million jackpot drawing, the fifth largest grand prize in the game's 15-year history, lottery officials said.

Winning Powerball numbers drawn for $570 million jackpot

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 10:42pm
(Reuters) - The winning numbers drawn for Saturday's estimated $570 million Powerball grand prize are: 12, 29, 30, 33, 61, and Powerball 26.

John Young, 'most experienced' U.S. astronaut, dies at 87

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 2:19pm
(Reuters) - U.S. astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon in 1972 and even smuggled a corned beef sandwich into orbit during a career that made him the only person to fly with three NASA space programs, has died at age 87, officials said on Saturday.

Brutal cold snap stuns U.S. East Coast after blizzard

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 12:49pm
BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A blanket of bone-chilling arctic air covered the U.S. East Coast and Midwest on Saturday, creating dangerous conditions as tens of millions of people struggled to clean up from a blizzard that dumped deep, drifting snow in many areas this week.

U.S. astronaut John Young dies at age 87: NASA

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 12:15pm
(Reuters) - Veteran U.S. astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and even smuggled a corned beef sandwich into orbit during one of his six missions in space, has died at age 87, NASA said on Saturday.

Brutal, dangerous cold grips East Coast

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 5:34am
BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Much of the U.S. East Coast will wake up on Saturday to brutally cold and dangerous temperatures as the region recovers from a powerful blizzard that unleashed heavy snows and strong winds.

Trump book author says his revelations will bring down U.S. president

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 3:16am
LONDON (Reuters) - The author of a book that is highly critical of Donald Trump's first year as U.S. president said his revelations were likely to bring an end to Trump's time in the White House.

One winning ticket in Florida for Mega Millions jackpot, Powerball up next

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 1:52am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - One ticket matching all six numbers was sold in Florida in the Mega Millions lottery jackpot of an estimated $450 million, the fourth largest in the game's history, the lottery said after Friday's drawing.

Check those tickets, Mega Millions numbers drawn, Powerball Saturday

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 1:29am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Numbers were drawn on Friday in the Mega Millions lottery, with a jackpot of an estimated $450 million, the fourth largest in the game's history, up for grabs.

Mega Millions numbers drawn for fourth largest jackpot in game's history

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 11:33pm
(Reuters) - Mega Millions numbers were drawn on Friday for estimated an $450 million jackpot, the fourth largest jackpot prize in the game's history, according to the California Lottery.

U.S.-Korea trade talks pit pickup trucks against nuclear threat

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 8:32pm
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea completed the first round of talks on reviewing a bilateral trade deal on Friday with Washington saying there was "much work to do" to reach a new agreement.

Illegal immigrant acquitted in California death gets prison on gun charge

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 7:30pm
(Reuters) - An illegal immigrant acquitted in a fatal San Francisco shooting, in a verdict condemned by President Donald Trump, was sentenced to three years in prison on a lesser gun charge on Friday.

High tech, low tech: Big U.S. cities embrace twin approach to crime

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 7:03pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gun violence in major U.S. cities fell in 2017 as police used the latest crime-fighting software combined with a revival of old-fashioned community policing to build trust with a skeptical public.

Fire at Moore accuser's Alabama home not linked to allegations: sheriff

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 5:58pm
(Reuters) - The home of an Alabama woman who accused Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually assaulting her has been destroyed by a fire, but the local sheriff said on Friday the blaze does not appear to be linked to the case.

Illegal immigrant acquitted in California shooting gets three years on gun charge

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 5:51pm
(Reuters) - An illegal immigrant acquitted in a fatal San Francisco shooting, in a verdict condemned by President Donald Trump, was sentenced to three years in prison on a lesser gun charge on Friday but credited for time already served behind bars, authorities said.

United flight diverted to Alaska after man spreads feces in lavatories

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 5:20pm
(Reuters) - A United Airlines flight from Chicago to Hong Kong was diverted to Alaska after the flight crew reported a man on board had vandalized two airplane lavatories by spreading human waste, airport police said on Friday.

California bill uses donations to avoid Trump tax changes

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 4:54pm
(Reuters) - A new proposal in California would allow residents to make donations instead of paying taxes in order to avoid the new federal tax plan’s cap on deductions of state taxes.

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